January 2012

About this issue:

What are Adventists in your church doing to make a positive difference in your community? Throughout 2012, every Gleaner issue will feature an example of members who are being "Salt in Our Communities." The January Gleaner highlights the unique efforts of Walla Walla University.

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January 01, 2012 | Loree Chase-Waite
From weeding to washing windows, and from planting trees to picking up trash, twice a … read more

Editorial

January 01, 2012
The new year is often a time for making resolutions. It marks a time that lends itself … read more

Intersections

FYI

Northwest Mission Institute Director Selected The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC … read more

Intersections

January 01, 2012
Light Bearers Ministries, based in Jasper, Oregon, is continuing to add provocative … read more

Perspective

January 01, 2012 | Cindy Chamberlin
Editor's Note: During 2012, the GLEANER will feature examples of people, past or … read more

Perspective

January 01, 2012
Más de tres mil personas, 27 iglesias, 229 bautismos, tres localidades, José Rojas, … read more

News

Adventist Health

January 01, 2012 | Brittany Dobbs
It's a Portland, Ore., Thanksgiving tradition: Each year Adventist Health in Portland … read more

Alaska Conference

January 01, 2012 | Tina Steenmeyer
The Alaska Conference, in partnership with the Voice of Prophecy and the Adventist … read more

Alaska Conference

January 01, 2012 | Howard Williams
Adventist Community Services (ACS) of Alaska and the Wrangell (Alaska) Church opened … read more

Idaho Conference

January 01, 2012 | Newton States
The Emmett, Idaho, congregation recently completed a seminar on Islam and Christianity … read more

Idaho Conference

January 01, 2012 | Tomm Lemon
Huddles of teens approached the Your Health Age booth and asked to take the test during … read more

Idaho Conference

January 01, 2012 | Alina Rice
The Enterprise (Ore.) Church held a 50-mile bicycle ride from Joseph, Ore., to the … read more

Idaho Conference

January 01, 2012 | Ken Rose
“I want my husband to live longer!” was the response from the wife of one of my … read more

Idaho Conference

January 01, 2012 | Dustin Young
A small group of women packed up and made the eight-hour trip from Garden Valley, Idaho … read more

Montana Conference

January 01, 2012 | Joni Harris
This year's Mount Ellis Academy (Bozeman, Mont.) senior class play, directed by Anita … read more

Montana Conference

January 01, 2012 | Sarah Ojeda
Seven students shared their stories for Student Week of Prayer at Mount Ellis Academy ( … read more

Montana Conference

January 01, 2012 | Louise Atkinson
The Kalispell (Mont.) Church represented Jesus and the North Pacific Union Conference … read more

Montana Conference

January 01, 2012 | Leo Beardsley
The Bear Canyon Ski Lodge was the gathering site for men from all around Montana and … read more

Oregon Conference

January 01, 2012 | Liesl Vistaunet
Portland (Ore.) Adventist Academy (PAA) hosted Committed, an Adventist a capella … read more

Oregon Conference

January 01, 2012 | Kathy Sundin
The Whipple Creek Church (Ridgefield, Wash.), welcomed their new pastor, Ed Nelson, … read more

Oregon Conference

January 01, 2012 | Jayne Kack
The Columbia River Gorge's Skamania Lodge welcomed 240 women Oct. 14–16 to the 25 th – … read more

Oregon Conference

January 01, 2012 | Larry Scofield
Jessica McIntosh was baptized into the Falls City (Ore.) Church by Doug Clayville, … read more

Oregon Conference

January 01, 2012 | Joyce Gallentine
Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School (Hood River, Ore.) teachers welcomed former and … read more

Oregon Conference

January 01, 2012 | Linda Wilson
Cecelia Chang, a 99-year-old member of the Kelso-Longview (Wash.) Church, had never had … read more

Oregon Conference

January 01, 2012
A caravan moved through northwestern Oregon Nov. 4–12, 2011. It was a Caravan of Life! … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 01, 2012 | Judy Martin
When the North American Division (NAD) joined Michelle Obama's crusade against … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 01, 2012 | Mary Dengerud-Au
Tri-City Junior Academy (TCJA) Home and School served up the seventh-annual Veteran's … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 01, 2012 | Joe Hess
The Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) welcomed 162 guests from 13 schools for the biannual … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 01, 2012 | Marilyn Morgan
"When the Kettle Falls (Wash.) Church decided to start a Discover Bible School in … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 01, 2012 | Kathy Marson
Despite hard financial times, Positive Life Radio listeners from all over the urban and … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 01, 2012 | Elaine Kubler
The Project PATCH Family Conference Center on the former Tupper property in Goldendale … read more

Walla Walla University

January 01, 2012 | Ginger Ketting-Weller
A recently released study has pointed to Walla Walla University's (WWU's) education … read more

Washington Conference

January 01, 2012 | Vitali Oliinik
Russian-speaking churches and groups of the Puget Sound area joined forces as part of … read more

Washington Conference

January 01, 2012 | German Mendoza
National Honor Society members of Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) in Kirkland, … read more

Washington Conference

January 01, 2012
Washington Conference churches interacted with the community during the holidays … read more

Washington Conference

January 01, 2012 | Gina Hubin
Buena Vista Elementary Adventist School (Auburn, Wash.) recently linked friendship … read more

Washington Conference

January 01, 2012
Twenty Washington Conference pastors joined a teleconference in mid-November 2011 to … read more

Washington Conference

January 01, 2012
Thirty SAGE Senior volunteers traveled to Zambia, Africa, in October 2011 to build the … read more

Washington Conference

January 01, 2012
1,100,000 fliers printed; 1,050,000 fliers mailed (60 percent of homes in the territory … read more